Hi everyone I am a 20 years old guy studying chinese Translation at college here in Turkey. Currently I am taking preparatory Chinese classes to pass to actual ones ( just started) I have been studying Chinese for quite some time, and I loved traditional characters so choosed to start with traditional set. I learned a lot of traditional characters, and now all my professors are from PRC and no matter what they dont accept traditional characters (I must write with hand). She told me with à kinda angry voice 寫現在的字. Others say I wont accept it either. Obviously this will affect my grades etc. and I dont want to change it. What should I do ? I thought of learning both together, writing simplified to materials they use and writing traditional to my own individual studying materials. This preparatory classes will take 1 year 3 exams, some little tests. If I can't pass the barage they set I must get HSK 4. We will be learning 1500-1600 words. Here they see China as only PRC meaning my university only has connections with Main Land universities so I will be going there early on until I can finish it or do something else. What should I do ?
．traditionally, against one's mentor / tutor, is severe wrongdoing in chinese culture.
．when you enrol in the course, there must be some documentations, read the fine print, what's the language requirement.
if it's written in black & white, that traditional chinese should be used / accepted; then ask your university,why they hire "unqualified" tutor for the course.
if you can't find anything mentioning "traditional chinese", change yourself :(
She told me with à kinda angry voice 寫現在的字
i doubt that your tutor understand traditional chinese. frankly, if you need to read books printed before 1949, traditional chinese is a must. otherwise, simplified chinese is widely used in "that area".
her angry attitude would be interpreted as "you're smarted than her, cause you can read literature of yores directly"
without knowledge of traditional chinese, how can one inherit the traditional culture, history? all of these are recorded in traditional chinese.
last, an chinese verse for encouragement:
roughly "without the continuous bone-chilling cold, there can be no fragrant plum blossom"
behave carefully :)